The Measure of a Man
DIRECTOR: STéPHANE BRIZé
CAST: VINCENT LINDON, KARINE DE MIRBECK, MATTHIEU SCHALLER, YVES ORY
SCREENPLAY - STéPHANE BRIZé AND OLIVIER GORCE
CINEMATOGRAPHY - ERIC DUMONT
FILM EDITING - ANNE KLOTZ
PRODUCERS - PHILIP BOëFFARD AND CHRISTOPHE ROSSIGNON
One of the most robust and dynamic actors currently working in French cinema, Vincent Lindon won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 for The Measure of a Man. He is subtly overwhelming as unemployed everyman Thierry, who, after losing his factory job, must submit to a series of humiliating ordeals in his search for work. After numerous dead ends, Skype interviews, ritualized personal critiques by fellow jobseekers, Thierry finds a job, which proves no less soul-sucking. Brizé’s drama is powerful and moving depiction of our contemporary economic reality.
A Kino Lorber release.
Actor Vincent Lindon will appear in person on April 15 at 7:30 p.m.